Pigeon droppings have become a health nuisance in urban areas, say Pune docs

The findings reveal that there are around 15 per cent of lung fibrosis related cases being reported from Pune. Out of which, exposure to pigeon excreta and feathers is a main causes behind 50 per cent of the total lung fibrosis related cases

Pigeon droppings have become a health nuisance in urban areas, say Pune docsA recent study conducted by a Pune doctor found that pigeon droppings have become a major health concern in urban areas in India. It states that exposure to pigeon excreta and feathers have a negative impact on human lungs. The study was presented at a conference on interstitial lung diseases (ILD) in Pune. Dr Mahavir […]

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workers

Last month, the members of Pune based Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had threatened to go on a protest at private hospitals, if the hospitals do not stop charging deposits from the needy patients. They had also raised the issue of exorbitant fees of private hospitals

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workersRecently, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has been putting up banners and hoarding in Pune demanding that hospitals must not reject patients if they are unable to pay the deposit. Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune have expressed their displeasure over these banners and hoardings put up by the party Now, the IMA […]

Pune: Ruby Hall Clinic set to organise walkathon to mark World Diabetes Day

The purpose of this event is to spread awareness on diabetes and childhood obesity. It also aims to educate people about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes is purely a lifestyle disease which is increasing rapidly in India

Pune: Ruby Hall Clinic set to organise walkathon to mark World Diabetes DayTo mark World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Diabetes Care and Research Foundation (DCRF), Pune has organised various events including a rally, an exhibition, free check-ups and demonstrations. Dr Abhay Mutha, founder of DCRF, said, “The purpose of this event is to create awareness on issues like childhood obesity and importance of a healthy lifestyle. […]

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’

Medical students graduating from government-run colleges are made to sign a bond to serve at a primary health centre in a village for a year. This should be done within five years of obtaining their MBBS degree. If they fail to serve the bond, they must pay a penalty, which is a steep Rs 10 lakh for a plain vanilla MBBS doctor, Rs 50 lakh for postgraduates, and Rs 2 crore for super-specialty doctors. But now, a Pune doctor has put a Facebook post, which highlights the issue of lack of doctors’ security and basic facilities. The post also narrates about the doctor's ordeal who lost his daughter

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’Dr Rajas Deshpande, Director of Neurology at Ruby Hall, has put a post on Facebook, about one of the doctor, who lost his daughter while he was serving in rural areas. The post underlines the issue of lack of security and basic facilities to these doctors who are serving in rural areas. In just one […]

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration service

Around 150 people approach Sassoon Hospital every week for yellow fever vaccination. On the day of vaccination, there is always a huge crowd gathered in the hospital> they need to stand in a long queue to get vaccinated. Also, many people had to be turned back without prior appointment system asking them to come back again the following week for vaccination

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration serviceSassoon Hospital in Pune will become the first hospital in Maharashtra to start online registration for yellow fever vaccine in Maharashtra. Yellow fever vaccine is given as a  prophylaxis to a person traveling to yellow fever endemic areas like Brazil, Uganda, Argentina, Ethiopia, Nigeria etc. This vaccine is given as a single shot which provides immunity […]

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is the most common digestive disorder amongst children. Severe gastroenteritis causes dehydration and an imbalance of blood chemicals (electrolytes) because of a loss of body fluids in the vomit and stool. But surprisingly, it has come down. According to Pune paediatricians, in this year, the incidents of children with gastro related illnesses have reduced. While, the percentage of viral flu has increased at an alarming rate

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, expertsChildren usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]

IMA expresses displeasure over DMER move

Following the failure of serving the mandatory one year bond in rural areas, about 4,500 doctors have been recently declared quacks by Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER). With this, IMA Pune has showed its complete displeasure

IMA expresses displeasure over DMER moveMedical students graduating from government-run colleges are made to sign a bond to serve at a primary health center in a village for a year. This should be done within five years of obtaining their MBBS degree. If they fail to serve the bond, they must pay a penalty, which is a steep Rs 10 lakh for […]

Lost 111Kgs, a total shocker for kith and kin

Obesity is and can be a very tricky health condition. Known to be the mother of many ailments, obesity can be quite ruining for your life. And to top it all, if it is a condition since childhood the complications are way too many. From being 178kgs to coming down to 67kgs, there is a lot to learn from Shahrukh Shaikh

Lost 111Kgs, a total shocker for kith and kinIf you look closely at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of Shahrukh Shaikh, you are sure to be in total awe. He weighed 178kgs about 5 years ago and now he weighs just 67kgs – which means he lost a whopping 111kgs. Shaikh got married about a month ago in Pune and says that his […]

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage

During Diwali, after donating frits to the needy patients in the Sassoon Hospital, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune, has now donated syrups and medicines to the orphanage kids

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage  Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated medicines to Shreevatsa; a care centre for the family deprived children in the city. Different syrups and medicines which are frequently needed for these kids were given by the MARD members. Dr Sagar Phate, President of MARD Pune, said, “We had written to the organisation […]

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in Maharashtra

The city has seen 5 consecutive cadaver donations this week; the latest was of a 24-year old man who met with a road accident. His parents consented to donate his organs thereby saving four precious

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in MaharashtraRecently, Pune witnessed its 50th organ donation. This donor was a brain-dead patient and with this, Pune has now achieved the second spot in the list of districts with the highest number of organ donation in Maharashtra, so far. While Mumbai has seen 51 cases of organ donation made by brain-dead patients in 2017, till […]